"The MTV gig is a huge deal for Russell. He will be beamed into living rooms right across America everyone will know who he is by the end of the night," The Mirror quoted a source, as saying. The source added: "It's going to be tough but he has handled live awards shows before. And his stand-up gigs in America have gone down a storm so he should get some encouragement in that."
While the Americans are seemingly hard to please, Brand, who hosted The Brits in 2007, may have the crowds rolling in the aisles with his one-liners.